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Was Stansted’s Runway shifted overnight?

Monday, July 13th, 2009

On the morning of July 6th planes approaching Stansted Airport were seeing a new runway that had mysteriously changed its bearing overnight.

Compass bearings are used to name runways throughout the world. A recent shift in the position of the North Pole prompted airport officials to rename the runway. The runway didn’t shift but its compass bearing did. (more…)